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Scaling Pulse Generators for Lasers
Author(s): T. R. Burkes
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Paper Abstract

A type-A pulse forming network is used to simulate a pulse generator for the leading edge of an electrical pulse to drive a load. Various scaling relationships are developed which indicate laser design trade-offs in relationship to the state of the art in switching capabilities. It is concluded that dielectric materials are the primary factor limiting technology in fast, low impedance pulse generation.

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Date Published: 18 May 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0735, Pulse Power for Lasers, (18 May 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.938058
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T. R. Burkes, Texas Tech University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0735:
Pulse Power for Lasers
Tom R. Burkes, Editor(s)

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